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The recent meeting between President Rodrigo Duterte and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) chairman Nur Misuari will spur the peace process with separatist rebels based mostly in Mindanao, a youth leader said on Saturday. Sol Bayam, a member of MNLF-Youth, said the meeting “provided a dramatic symbolism in the commitment…

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A tropical depression may enter the Philippine area of responsibility today. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the tropical depression will be named “Marce” once it enters the country. Weather forecaster Jun Galang said the tropical depression was packing maximum sustained winds of up to 45…

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Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate on Monday sought the immediate release of political prisoners as agreed during the recent peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). Zarate, the vice chairman of the House Committee on Peace, Reconciliation and…

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Several lawmakers over the weekend pushed for the immediate passage of a bill seeking to establish state-owned crematorium facilities in all legislative districts in the Philippines. AKO Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe, along with Reps. Alfredo Garbin and Christopher Co, authored House Bill (HB) 135 or the “Accessible Crematories Act”…

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Amending the Constitution is not the absolute method in answering political challenges, an assistant professor at the University of the Philippines said on Wednesday as he joined other opponents of President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to shift to a federal system of government. Speaking to reporters at the Jaime V. Ongpin…

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The chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources on Saturday announced the holding of a probe on large-scale mining projects affecting the ancestral lands of national minorities. “With the urgent requests and recommendations of our affected national minorities, we will initiate a series of onsite investigations on big mines…

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